24-25 Sep 2021 The Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY
This weekend the NSSAR held its first in person National Trustees and Leadership Meeting in eighteen months. The meeting was well attended with fourteen regular Virginia SAR members and many dual members participating. Virginia SAR participants included one General Officer (Chancellor General Mike Elston), two trustees (one representing France SAR), Four Committee Chairmen, and many active Committee Members.
The primary accomplishments of the Trustees were the approval of the 2022 Budget and selection of the hosts for the 2025 and 2026 Congresses. The Congress hosts will be:
2025 - Connecticut
2026 - North Carolina
Previously approved hosts are:
2022 - Georgia
2023 - Florida
2024 - Pennsylvania
Along with the hard work, this was a great social occasion with banquets on Friday and Saturday evening, and a Ladies luncheon at the Speed Art Museum. There were also an unusually large number of first time participants in the Leadership Meeting, including Bill Greaf and Forrest Crain. New participants are always welcome and will surely find a home on one of or more of the NSSAR Committees.
A new dual member joined the Virginia SAR at this meeting, Lee Popham of Florida, who also became a dual member of the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter. One of Lee's patriot ancestors served in the Culpeper Minute Battalion.
Virginia SAR compatriots and wives at Fall Leadership (dual members noted with an asterisk*): seated, left to right: John Barlow*, Nancy Barlow, Billie Brock, Virginia SAR President Jeff Thomas, Elizabeth Greaf, Cat Schwetke, Linda Robinson (Peter Moller's guest). Standing left to right: PG Mike Tomme*, Cilla Tomme, PG Lindsey Brock*, Lee Popham*, Chancellor General Mike Elston, Ken Morris, Dave Cook, Brett Osborn, Pat Kelly, Mike Weyler, Gary Green*, Virginia SAR 3rd VP Bill Greaf, Brooks Lyles*, Peter Moller*, Forrest Crain, Pete Davenport, Virginia SAR Assistant Secretary Tim Dioquino, Bill Schwetke. Not in the picture: Doug Collins*, PG Joe Dooley, Andrew Lyngar*, Secretary General Bruce Pickette, Greg Ohanesian*, Kirk Sheap, Ernie Coggins.
If you attend Leadership you will find yourself on a committee and making an impact!
The 2022 Spring Trustees & Leadership Meeting will be held at the Brown Hotel on 4-5 Mar 2022.